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What Is Phantom Limb Pain?

Last updated 4 years ago

Phantom limb pain refers to the sensation that a body part is still present even after amputation. This medical phenomenon occurs in almost every patient who loses a limb, and some patients feel extreme and debilitating pain. While some sufferers may find relief over time, others require treatment to manage their pain. Depending on the specific circumstances, a pain specialist may prescribe a comprehensive treatment plan that includes medications, nerve blocks, mirror therapy, and physical therapy. In some cases, your doctor may recommend spinal cord stimulation.

If you are in pain after an amputation, a back and limb pain specialist can help you manage your pain and significantly improve your quality of life. If you live in Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and Irvine, call Pain Specialists of Orange County at (888) 699-1334 to learn more about our doctors and services

 

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